Part 2 of my first mini-comic “Frankenstein And The Floating Pig Learn All About Libraries!”, a not-very-education adventure. Nonetheless almost every fact in it is a fact! Part 2 features a collection of my some of my favorite librarians (from fact and fiction) and some of my favorite special collections! As mentioned on the last page, I started this comic as a project for Corinne Mucha’s comic book class at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL and finished it in time for it to “debut” (for me to force it on some nice people) at SPX 2013.

Read Part 1 Here

SAIC's Kayla Anderson at the Currents New Media Festival in New Mexico


Kayla Anderson, Beaming Baudrillard: A Foray into the World of Furniture and Other Things, 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist’s website.

Friday the 13th of June kicks off the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which runs through June 29th.  As part of the festival, Recent SAIC graduate and Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection Manager Kayla Anderson (BFA Film, Video, New Media ‘13, BA Visual & Critical Studies ‘14) will be showing her multi-channel video installation piece Beaming Baudrillard.  Watch a clip of the work here.  

Beaming Baudrillard, which takes its inspiration from the French theorist Jean Baudrillard and the Roycroft Furniture Catalog, combines video installation and sculpture to address themes of reproduction, translation, and transmission.  

If you’re in Santa Fe, be sure not to miss it!      

Are you interested in artists’ publications and want to work at the Flaxman Library? 

The Flaxman Library is hiring a Special Collections manager!  For more details and how to apply see the job description below.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks a detail-oriented person to support the instructional functions of the Flaxman Library’s Special Collections. Under the supervision of the Special Collections Librarian, the Manager helps develop, maintain, and promote our collections and programs; assists with the care of irreplaceable materials in a high-use educational environment; contributes to digital library and cataloging projects; supervises student assistants, interns and volunteers. In the absence of the Librarian, the Manager is responsible for daily operations, including facilities, collections, and interactions with students, faculty, staff and the public.  

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  Please see https://csweb.artic.edu/recruit/applyjob.html for a fuller description and instructions on how to apply.